(163) MANSION OF THE 7 MUMMIES (1977) Blue Demon/Superzan
Mexican/Spanish title LA MANSION DE LAS 7 MOMIAS
director: Rafael Lanuza
starring Blue Demon (Alejandro
Moreno) · Maria
Cardinal · Superzan · Claudio Lanuza
· Laura Fierro
her father dies, Maria Cardinal discovers his death may have been connected
to a pact with the devil which results in a curse on a massive treasure
and marauding zombified mummies. She seeks help from her friends Blue
Demon and Superzan to put an end to the supernatural madness.
This is a truly enjoyable
luchador effort, bolstered by director Rafael (TRIUMPH
OF CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE) Lanuza's decision to take his story seriously
and totally ignore some of the tedious pitfalls in Mexican wrestler movies.
For example, there isn't a cliché wrestling match anywhere, anytime.
Instead, this one plays like a real horror film with a bunch of flesh-n-blood
characters, including a strong heroine plus two heroes who happen to be
wrestlers in their day job. There's a rather detailed storyline involving
ancient curses and complex decisions facing Maria regarding the menacing
curse. Plus, of course, some effective mummies wrecking havoc.
Blue Demon - born
Alejandro Munoz Moreno - would partner with Santo, Mil Mascaras and Superzan
for numerous films, beginning with SANTO
AND BLUE DEMON VS MONSTERS in 1970. He retired from motion pictures
in 1979. Blue Demon died from a heart attack December 2000, at age 78.
film with optional ON/OFF English subtitles;
uncut 91 minutes, DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
Extras include original theatrical trailer.